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Old 08-11-2012, 05:45 PM   #22
Dojo: Aiklikai of Philadelphia
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 92
Re: Iwama bokken vs. "the other" bokken

I try to use the same type weapon as whatever sensei is instructing me. Certain approaches work better with different bokken. The subtle one handed cuts of Nishio lend themselves to a lighter weapon for example.) I ultimately take most practice back to my katana and "slowly" recreate the movement solo kata. The weight, handle, and and awareness of danger often reveals intensions that I had missed.
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